First stay in a Soho hotel having lived there 9 years previously. Bowery is definitely in a part of town that amkes you feel like a local rather than a tourist up in midtown.
Loved the Bowery, very friendly, helpful staff. Room was bigger than most in NYC, and shower was just amazing.
Free wireless was easy to deal with and always worked.
Food in Gemma, the restaurant, was very very good.
No complaints at all.
Just a reminder to foreigners like myself that you mustn't forget that tax will be added to the published room rates (its the one thing I'd forgotten after 9 years).